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The American baritone, Robert Mellon, a native of Ronkonkoma, New York, is known for having a "dark baritone, full and fresh and quick with dramatic fire." During the 2019-2020 season Mr Mellon will be reprising the role of Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte) with Syracuse Opera; debuting the roles of Simone (Eine Florentinische Tragödie) and Tonio (Pagliacci) with Opera de Oviedo; singing the title character in Gianni Schicchi and Simone (Eine Florentinische Tragödie) with Livermore Valley Opera, and singing Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) with Shreveport Opera. Last season, Mr. Mellon debuted with New York City Opera in the world premiere of the jazz opera Dear Erich; made role debuts as Leporello (Don Giovanni) with Syracuse Opera and Bernardo (West Side Story) with Shreveport Opera; and reprised the role of Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) with Opera Maine. Mr. Mellon has also performed leading roles with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The National Sawdust Festival, the Peoria Symphony, and has been a guest artist with Manhattan School of Music and Rutgers University. Mr. Mellon is a 2016 recipient of the Sullivan award and career grant. Other roles include Falstaff (Falstaff), Sam (Trouble in Tahiti), and Macbeth in the U.S. premiere of Ernest Bloch’s Macbeth. Concert work includes the Mozart Requiem, The Duruflé Requiem, Dvorak’s Te Deum, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, the Bach Magnificat, and Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death.
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